Here in Our Upper Room

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1 Here in our upper room with Thee,
Around Thy hallowed table, Lord,
May we with deep humility
Fulfill the precepts of Thy word.

2 As Thou, our blest Example, taught,
We kneel to serve our brother's need,
The cleansing of Thy Spirit sought
In heart and mind, in thought and deed.

3 We share with Thee the feast of love
As hearts are knit in brotherhood;
O may Thy Spirit in us move
Our wills to serve our brother's good.

4 With heart, and not with hands alone,
We keep the ordinance divine,
And through these sacred symbols own
The grace that makes our service Thine.


Source: The Hymnal of The Evangelical United Brethren Church #336

Author: Paul M. Robinson

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Text Information

First Line: Here in our upper room with Thee
Title: Here in Our Upper Room
Author: Paul M. Robinson
Language: English
Copyright: © 1950 The House of the Church of the Brethren




After various tunes had been set to this text, Gladden insisted on the use of MARYTON. Composed by H. Percy Smith (b. Malta, 1825; d. Bournemouth, Hampshire, England, 1898), the tune was originally published as a setting for John Keble's "Sun of My Soul" in Arthur S. Sullivan's Church Hymns with Tun…

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